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The Healing Power of Nature

By: BBC Studios Natural History Unit
Narrated by: Alex Smalley
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  • Summary

  • In today's fast-paced world, most people are familiar with feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. But a remarkable resource exists to ease these problems – nature.

    BBC Studios Natural History Unit and environmental psychologist Alex Smalley have teamed up to create immersive natural soundscapes that will help you unlock this incredible healing potential.

    Whether it’s learning to tap into the awe-inspiring power of thunderstorms or replenishing your attention with the sound of the rainforest, each soundscape will help to unlock mental health benefits that are grounded in academic research.

    This series reveals the science behind how listening to the natural world can help tired minds recover, boost feelings of positivity, and even make us kinder to the people around us. Cutting-edge studies have found that virtual encounters with nature provide your brain with many of the same benefits as actually being there.

    The evidence is clear: we can all learn to benefit from nature. We simply have to listen.

    Now available in Dolby Atmos on Audible.

    ©2023 BBC Studios (P)2023 Audible, Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: How to Listen to Nature
    Nov 23 2023

    Experience the positive effects of ‘natural quiet’ amongst the daily hubbub. This soundscape takes us from a busy town center into the calming quiet of a nearby woodland.

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    17 mins
  • Ep 2: Easing Your Worries
    Nov 23 2023

    Tap into the potential of awe-inspiring nature to boost your mood and kindness. Immerse yourself in the powerful sounds of a thunderstorm, and the serene peace that follows.

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    15 mins
  • Ep 3: Boost Your Focus
    Nov 23 2023

    Discover how ‘soft fascination’ can rejuvenate your attention span. Feel far away from your worries as you’re surrounded by the rich complexity of life in the Costa Rican rainforest.

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    16 mins

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Wonderful... just wonderful!

My head is full of bad news and the state of the world. I had just got to the point where it was all getting on top of me and then I started listening to this....

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How to listen to nature

I popped this in as soon as I woke to set myself up for a calm morning. Profoundly interesting start to a mini series that I’m really looking forward to completing this week. I love being in nature and this brings a touch of it into my home. Really recommend to anyone looking to expand their mindfulness toolkit!

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Calming for the mind

After the first episode I was hooked! The soundscape of the British countryside especially resonated with me, and left me with a very warm and relaxed feeling which stayed with me for the rest of the day. Fascinating narrative too….I can’t wait to finish the rest of the eps 🌿

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A lovely, calming, unwinding podcast

I loved this. I'm very easily stressed and I definitely needed this to help me with my mindfulness. Its very calming and relaxing to hear the noise of nature - all the bird tweets and caws, the blowing of the wind between the trees etc. The narrators voice is also nice and calm and relaxing, which helps continue the feeling of it being good to help really unwind to.

I'd hoped to buy this as my Audible membership ends on Christmas day but it seems I'm not able to. Shame. I really, really enjoyed this and will probably re-join in the future to listen to it again at some point. More like this please Audible!. Things to close your eyes and relax to, escape into and forget all your worries.

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Focus and reset

100% recommended! This podcast is an absolute must. Each episode has taken me far away from my reality and I to some other realm. I really can’t recommend this enough.

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Excellent in every way!

Maybe the best thing I’ve listened to on audible and I’ve listened to lots of different stuff - this will change the way I view nature and sound forever.

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what a pleasure

please do more of this, great narration and rich sounds. I will be revisiting those often.

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incredible

very mind transforming and within minutes Ur softly fascinated and in a state of relaxation. highly recommended

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Zo good

The voice of the narrorator is zo sootgening makes 'm.e happy and the effects Od the podcasg on zgGe is zo good

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Loved every bit of this audio

It’s fascinating and left me feeling so good and peaceful after each episode.
I could not wait to revisit the first episode and hear the whole book again!
Absolutely gorgeous

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